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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:21 pm 
 

A FLOCK NAMED MURDER – AN APPOINTED TIME

Digital Release – October 31 2018
Physical Release – Early 2019 (Exact Date TBA)

Produced by Greg Dawson at BWC Studios, Kingston ON, Canada in late 2017 and early 2018
Artwork by Adam Burke - Nightjar art of Adam Burke - http://www.adam-burke-art.com

An Appointed Time is the culmination of years of writing music together, gathering inspiration from a wide variety of influences to forge a sound that accurately depicts who we are as a band, as musicians and as people. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into crafting these songs and we’re happy to present to you something we’re truly proud of.

Tracklisting:

1. Elusive Nature
2. Without Passage
3. The Divide
4. Submerge
5. Sky Harvest

We’re super excited to share with you Without Passage, the first single from An Appointed Time! Without Passage is one of the oldest songs on this record and is a solid representation of a bit of everything that we do as a band.

Digital Pre-Orders of An Appointed Time are available at our Bandcamp page, which includes an immediate download of Without Passage.

Thanks for listening everybody!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lymMvrKQnNw
Bandcamp & Pre-Order: https://aflocknamedmurder.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-391818085/s ... ted-time-1

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/AmongTheFlock/


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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:08 pm 
 

Review/Blurb from NO CLEAN SINGING

https://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/09/ ... ore-148688

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Here’s another band who sent a timely e-mail yesterday. Once named Sovereign, this Tornoto-based trio now call themselves A Flock Named Murder, and honestly, it was that name which first caused me to pay attention. Their references to an amalgam of black metal, post-metal, death metal, and doom, and a list of influences that include Agalloch, Neurosis, Cult Of Luna, Drudkh, The Ruins Of Beverast, and Immolation, further kindled my curiosity. The fact that the cover of their debut album is a painting by Adam Burke removed any lingering hesitancy.

That debut album, An Appointed Time, will be digitally released on October 31st, with physical editions forecast for early next year. The song that’s now up for streaming is “Without Passage“, and it truly is an impressive amalgamation of ingredients. Over more than 9 minutes, it transforms over and over again, interweaving moments that are heavy and haunting, mystical and ritualistic, frenetic and fierce, soaring and exultant.

The music builds an increasingly ominous and unnerving mood and then boils over in an effusion of battering drumwork, febrile bass notes, and writhing riffery, only then to segue into vibrant strummed guitar, a gloriously spiraling solo, and a dose of big, head-moving rhythms and anthemic chords. Tumbling drums and desolate guitar reverberations draw the trip to a downcast close.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:16 pm 
 

Big thanks to Another Metal Review Blog And Podcast for including A Flock Named Murder in their recent episode!

http://www.anothermetalreviewblog.com/p ... pisode-92/

Releasing the second single on Monday.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:51 am 
 

New Song Debuted - Listen to Elusive Nature here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciAGcMQrA9s

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:09 pm 
 

An Appointed Time is out now digitally!

https://aflocknamedmurder.bandcamp.com/

iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon Music soon to follow in the coming days/week.

Physical copies early next year!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:29 pm 
 

Review from Head-Banger Reviews:

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Every now and then, we’re given a record that manages to take metal and spin it right on its head as the band in question really changes things up. It’s because of acts like YOB, Tchornobog, and the aforementioned Inter Arma that we’re able to still get unique morsels of art like this one in these times, and I’m more than happy to put A Flock Named Murder in that small yet very capable company of top-tier bands. “An Appointed Time” is a record that’s still getting my blood pressure to rise just by listening to it, and I can see it growing on me even more to become one of my favorites of the year.


https://headbangerreviews.wordpress.com ... s_3nf_Vf7c

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm 
 

Ryan recently did an interview with Finnish blogger Matti Viikate shortly before An Appointed Time was released, where he talked about the new album, the band, our concept and our plans for the near future. Have a look!

https://mattiviikate.blogspot.com/2018/ ... lTZ7bcbyBg

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 am 
 

An Appointed Time is now available on Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/albums/B07K34RX9M

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:26 am 
 

Heavy Blog Is Heavy loves the album, and in particular the guitar work!

http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2018/11 ... ed-murder/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:01 pm 
 

We're now on the archives!

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/A_ ... 3540447136

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:12 pm 
 

Bumping for the review challenge! Any reviews of An Appointed Time on the archives would be greatly appreciated!

Influences: Agalloch, Neurosis, Cult Of Luna, Drudkh, The Ruins Of Beverast, Immolation

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:24 am 
 

Metal.It lists An Appointed Time amongst the top albums of 2018

http://www.metal.it/article.aspx/208/wr ... k8S-JhzQKg

YouTube commentary - mention at around 32:00 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnTtzYS7ooE

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 pm 
 

Our logo is up! Done by Tina Faucher.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/A_ ... 3540447136

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:09 pm 
 

An Appointed Time comes in at #21 at Head-Banger Reviews' top 35 albums of the year!

https://headbangerreviews.wordpress.com ... s-of-2018/

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A band that can do so much in just five tracks is just the sort of band that many of us simply flock towards. It’s thanks to acts like Tchornobog that we’re always on the lookout for bands that really toss out the idea of genre boundaries to create something unique, and A Flock Named Murder did just that with their debut. To say that “An Appointed Time” is an expansive record that feels as though it’s always reinventing itself with each track to become something bigger than a mere debut, and it couldn’t have been done better.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:24 pm 
 

Count Vlad lists An Appointed Time as #29 in his top 50 albums of the year over at Blessed Altar Zine - we beat out some pretty fucking great releases this year!

https://www.blessedaltarzine.com/2018/1 ... tN-k83CpnA

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:52 pm 
 

From Blessed Altar Zine, contributor KMaN lists A Flock Named Murder's An Appointed Time as #9 in his top 30 albums of 2018!

https://www.blessedaltarzine.com/2018/1 ... an-top-30/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am 
 

A Flock Named Murder's An Appointed Time is listed among the top 50 albums of 2018 at ChaliceOfBlood.net!

http://www.chaliceofblood.net/blog/2018 ... ms-of-2018

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:39 pm 
 

#20 out of the top 50 of 2018 over at Black Metal Daily!

https://blackmetaldaily.wordpress.com/2 ... YZ7GIc_oWM

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:00 pm 
 

Mini Review of A Flock Named Murder's An Appointed Time, over at Blessed Altar Zine - this was back in December.

Playing this since the date of its release – 31 October. Fantastic blackened sludge/doom. Heavy, mesmerising, progressive. Sad. Painful. Stabbing. Yes, the record has similar artwork made by Adam Burke, to Lurk’s glorious epos from this year (artwork by the same artist) and explore similar genre. AFNM’s album is definitely among the finest releases this year. Seems to be that the blackened sludge with post- elements is getting speed.

https://www.blessedaltarzine.com/2018/1 ... N9F4VqMD5k

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:39 pm 
 

Storm Sigil T-Shirts are now available from A Flock Named Murder's bandcamp: https://aflocknamedmurder.bandcamp.com/ ... il-t-shirt

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 am 
 

An Appointed Time gets a score of 84% from Five_Nails on Metal Archives:

"An efficacious onslaught of emotion exudes exuberance while ensuring mystery blurs back the enlightenment that this band hopes to embrace. Hopefully the evolution to come unlocks the world within but for now the raw expression put forth by this band stands as a strong show of how far these musicians have come."

https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/ ... ils/135946

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:31 pm 
 

Another metal archives review! This time from geordie1999 with a score of 85%

"More importantly, it`s the composition that rules their artistic choices. This band is primarily about songs, and this is where this CD stands out as opposed to other bands aiming to be virtuosic, and thus impressive, forgetting to grab a listener`s attention in a more meaningful way."

https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/ ... 999/580297

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